Content design

  • How we learned to stop worrying and love the blog

    In the Before time... There was a time, long ago, when the Digital team posted regularly on the blog. Looking back to February 2015, we published 13 posts that month. Among other things, we blogged about typesetting, Github, and using...

  • Recording and making a photo story

    I’ve recently had a chance to indulge in my favourite kind of work - telling stories. As an editor, I don’t get to do too much hands-on content creation, so when an opportunity does present itself, I jump on it....

  • Editorial style never goes out of fashion

    Keeping it stylish We editors like to keep ourselves in style. I'm not saying we're obsessed with the sartorial (although we do enjoy a nice cable-knit jumper), just that we like to make sure we're following and updating our Editorial style...

  • Making our Slackbot open source

    Back in November, I blogged about writing a Slackbot for our team to provide editorial guidance on request. We recently decided to make the bot open source. You can now see all the code on Github. A very brief introduction...

  • Early review of research ethics content performance

    In October, I worked on improving the information we provide about research integrity and ethics. To deliver the new section, I worked with subject matter experts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office and the Office of the University Secretary. When we started,...

  • Shiny new Research

    This week, we went live with the new Research Collection. It’s not an insignificant milestone - it’s the first top level section we’ve launched in our content transition project. The new Collection introduces many improvements. Showcasing a wider range of...

  • Exploring new ways of writing about our research

    One of the most common content types we currently use for our research content is a press release. Or a news item, which is what we call them after slightly repurposing them for the website. In the past three months,...

  • Worldwide: the journey so far

    Shipping the third edition Before the Christmas holiday, we launched the latest edition of Worldwide: the end-of-year review. It was the time of the year to look in the rearview mirror and celebrate what Bath has achieved throughout 2016. The...

  • Making a Slackbot for editorial guidance

    In the Digital build team, we have two hours every Wednesday to work on our own personal development. I recently spent a few of these sessions making my own Slackbot. A slack-what? Slack is a messaging application designed for work teams. We've used it...